CENTERS for

Excellence in Education

Virginia's education system is the key to our future. If a broader range of our children don't learn to read, think critically and analyze, then the future will indeed be difficult.

Offering a quality education for our students is a major issue with voters in Virginia. As the economy becomes more "technologically complicated" and the world more competitive, it is imperative that our young people be prepared for the realities of the future. With less than 35% of graduating high school seniors receiving a four-year college degree, it is clear that the ability of our K-12 public education system must be improved. And for our colleges and universities it is important that they offer quality and cost efficient education to those who attend our institutions of higher learning. This Center looks at the education system and offers creative alternatives to its current programs and policies based upon the Mission Statement of the Jefferson Institute.

March 2019

Virginia Approves Choice Legislation for Pre-K Students
Virginia Approves Choice Legislation for Pre-K Students — 3/27/2019 -- Legislation introduced by State Senator Bill Stanley (SB1015) expanding Virginia's Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) program for use by pre-kindergarten children has been signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam.  Here's what it could mean ... Read It Here!

February 2019

Jefferson Journal:  Equal Access for Teachers?
Jefferson Journal: Equal Access for Teachers? —  By Chris Braunlich   Should Virginia teachers hae equal access to any legitimate employee association offering professional support, insurance and other benefits, so they can find the best deal for their money?  Senator William DeSteph thinks so.  The teacher unions prefer to maintain their monopoly.  Read It Here!  (2/5/2019)

April 2018

The Jefferson Journal:  Want to Honor Barbara Bush?  Read to a Child.
The Jefferson Journal: Want to Honor Barbara Bush? Read to a Child. — By Chris Braunlich  "So there's a reading circle and all the kids have a book and they're passing the book kid to kid and they passed it to me and I couldn't read."  That's a dyslexic Neil Bush, describing the moment his mother took on the challenge of literacy and reading.  (4/25/2018)  Read It Here!

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